County Approves Buxton Beach Nourishment Project

Total costs to reach about $20 million At its June 3 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $19.8 million project proposed by Coastal Science & Engineering (CSE) to renourish the beaches worked on in the 2017 Buxton Beach Nourishment Project and restore three groins there. In their presentation, CSE’s Dr. Tim […]

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Can Dare County Finally Conquer Shoaling?

Board approves groundbreaking dredge contract After a long history of false starts and dashed hopes in the quest to ensure the navigability of Dare County’s Oregon and Hatteras Inlets, real progress seems at hand. On May 20, the Dare Commissioners unanimously approved a contract for the design, construction and operation of a dredge tasked with […]

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Slow Progress on County Housing Initiative

Half a year after the Dare County Commissioners approved a series of zoning changes aimed at encouraging the development of more reasonably priced, year-round housing, Dare Planning Director Donna Creef told them that, to date, progress toward that goal has been modest. “We have been moving slowly,” Creef said while delivering a six-month progress report […]

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Dare Board Approves Rodanthe Cluster Home Proposal

Project seen as part of effort to create more long-term housing Following up on their February approval of a planned cluster home development in Avon, the Dare County Commissioners continued their efforts to use recent zoning changes to encourage new year-round housing with an April 1 approval of a site plan and conditional use permit […]

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Dare Board Paves the Way for Recovery Court

New program prioritizes drug treatment over prison With its March 18 approval of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Dare County, 1st District Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Jerry Tillett and the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC), the Dare Commissioners took their final step toward starting a Recovery Court program in Dare […]

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Avon Project Part of Worker Housing Push

But other projects may depend on new legislation The Dare County Commissioners took a step forward in their efforts to encourage new year-round housing developments with a Feb. 4 approval of a site plan and conditional use permit application for construction of a cluster home development in Avon. The application was submitted by OT Enterprises, […]

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Methodist Men Honored for 41 Years of Service to Hatteras Community

At its Feb. 4 meeting, the Dare Board of Commissioners honored the volunteers of the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men for 41 years of service to the community on Hatteras Island, during which they have provided 19,000 meals and $2 million in assistance to people in need. Board Chairman Bob Woodard read a Certificate of […]

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